Arab coalition airstrikes pound Houthis

A fighter jet belonging to the Arab coalition fires a missile over Sanaa, Yemen August 30, 2016. (File photo: Reuters)

Arab coalition airstrikes pounded scores of positions of Houthi militias and their ally, former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, while the Yemeni government army and Popular Resistance forces steadily score remarkable advances by pushing forward on all fronts.

During the 24 hours, the coalition carried out 20 airstrikes on various militia targets in Saada, Lahaj and Taiz, which also destroyed a ballistic missile launch pad in the Directorate of Zibab.

The aerial bombardments followed a missile attack launched by the militias group against Yemeni government forces positioned in Bab al-Mandab. 

Pushed out 

On the ground, Yemeni government forces progress incessantly, recovering a strategic mountainous area in Bihan valley exposing the supply lines of the militias to al-Safra area.

Meanwhile, the militias have been pushed out of several tactical highlands and spots in Taiz, amid fierce clashes between the warring sides in Shabwa governorate.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48